Bob Wilson is a co-founder and former director of Wealthcare. After having served as Chief Financial Officer since 1999, he is now a senior advisor to the firm. Prior to his time with Wealthcare, Bob was Managing Director and Treasurer of First Union Corporation's Retail Securities Group, which is now part of Wells Fargo Advisors.
Bob joined First Union following the merger of First Union and Wheat First Butcher Singer, Inc. in 1998. At Wheat First, he was Managing Director and Treasurer with over 17 years of finance, accounting, financial systems, capital utilization and risk management experience in a variety of positions, including serving as Chairman of Wheat First's Capital Markets and Fully Disclosed Clearing Credit Committees. Prior to joining Wheat First, he worked for three years in public accounting with Ernst & Young. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Virginia Tech and a Master's degree in Business with a Finance concentration from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Bob has many diverse interests, ranging from traveling and playing with his first grandchild to space exploration and chess. He believes in giving back to the community and supports Central Virginia's Food Bank, FeedMore, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Massie Cancer Center and public TV.